Members of two different families will light up the skies by setting fire to this year’s Clitheroe Community Bonfire and fireworks display after buying lucky tickets.
Father-of-two David Wilmot, of Colthirst Drive, Clitheroe, brought his lucky ticket into the Clitheroe Advertiser office on Friday after spotting the obvious mistake. This was the date which reads 02/11/31 on the lucky tickets instead of the correct date – 02/11/13.
David, who has two children Steven (10) and Chloe (15), chose to light the bonfire on Clitheroe Castle field on Saturday November 2nd.
Meanwhile, grandma Barbara Taylor, of Station Road, Clitheroe, scooped the other star prize which entitles the winner to light the event’s bonfire display.
The runners up prize, a bottle of house Champagne, Stephane Breton, from Byrne’s wine shop in Clitheroe, was claimed by Michael Barker (26) from Clitheroe.
This year’s bonfire is going ahead on the Clitheroe Castle field as an all-ticket event due to health and safety regulations, with a maximum 5,000 people allowed to attend.
Tickets can still be bought from Dawson’s or any Rotary, Round Table or Lions member and are also available from Tesco supermarket on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
They cost £10 for a family ticket (two adults and two children under 16), £5 for an adult ticket (16 and over), £2 for a child’s ticket (under 16), with free admission for the under-threes. No tickets will be for sale on the night.
There will be all the usual attractions including a hog roast, hot dogs and food by Indian Delight, who took part at Clitheroe Food Festival. There will also be tea, coffee and soft drinks plus novelty flashing toys.
The event’s sponsors are FMB Solicitors, Kenneth Hind Barrister Oriel Chambers, Lancaster Brewery, Dugdale Nutrition Ltd, Castle Cement, Pubwatch, Clitheroe Town Council and Ribble Valley Borough Council, which is also allowing use of the Castle grounds and has assisted with the administration.